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GTN 750 & 650

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Hey guys,

 

I have the GTN 750 for my A2A planes. Still very much a novice.

 

Can someone please let me know what benefits there would be for having both installed in the same plane?

 

Cheers...

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More variables at once. IE - you could have all flight plan related things on your 750 (ETE DTK VSR ETA) and non FP stuff on the other like GS WIND ALT etc

 

There is no crossfill though (flight plan info shared between the devices).

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I think only the 182 allows for both in the same plane.  As for which one to use, it depends on what kind of a flyer you are.  If you like moving maps and magenta lines, the 750 is for you.  If you prefer more numerical data, then the 650 is great.  If you already have the 750, I wouldn't get the 650 unless you need the extra bit, unless you want both for future flexibility.  Some aircraft VCs will be better suited for the 650....ala Civil P-51, AT-6, RealAir Scout v2(if this ever comes to light)

 

I have both and find each has it's merits depending on the plane.  Personally I find a single 650 in the A2A GA types (eventually Civil P-51 as well) to be a perfect fit for me, as I find numerical data w CDI more useful than a moving map with magenta line.  I find the 750 really shines in the Turbine Duke, where things happen very quickly, and the ability to quickly change the flight plan on the fly is very vauable.

 

I know I am in the minority here but if it weren't for the Turbine Duke, I probably would have returned the 750 and kept the 650.  The 650 really is a greatly underrated tool, it provides all the nesessary data for GPS flying, yet is compact and not distracting when the pilot's primary focous should be outside or on the 'six pack'

 

Cheers

TJ

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Many....  especially if you fly online.  If you fly offline the units probably won't do much for you.

 

For starters you can input and edit a flight plan while flying...  that's the best part.

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 Being able to enter and modify a flight plan on the fly like a real GPS is a huge advantage, not to mention other features like the OBS function not simulated with the default.  Thats the main point of having a GPS.   I wouldn't ride in an airplane in which the flight plan was locked into the plane and i couldn't do anything with it during the flight.

 

I am sure Ryan can tell you as a traffic controller, he wouldn't want any pilot to be locked onto a pre determined flight plan either lol.  The famous words 'Ready to copy clearance'...weather, traffic, terrain, TFRs, emergencies, sight seeing....etc all good reasons to be able to modify a flight plan enroute.  

 

If all you do is hit 'Direct To' you are only using a small portion of the GPS functionality.  It has loads of useful flight data to give you.  

 

Cheers

TJ

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Thanks guys! I do not even use the default gps in their fully capacity... but i always wanted to learn it, just i don't know how and where.

 

All my flights are offline.. The languaje-barrier is huge to get into (and pay) pilotedge, plus there are almost no traffic controlers on VATSIM in my region.

 

Sorry OP :)

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yeah, I understand :) A GPS is a very complicated piece of equipment.  The most important thing you can do as a pilot is to learn how to fly without it, before taking on a GPS.  

 

Its kind of like learning to drive, the best thing you can do to teach a someone to drive, is stick them in an old manual shift car at an empty parking lot and let them learn how to control momentum on their own.  You don't want to stick them in a car that does everything for them, otherwise they won't learn as much.  :)

 

These great A2A and RealAir planes can teach alot if you let them.

 

Cheers

TJ

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